RSVP: Bonifacio Day Virtual Poetry Slam Night
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 | 6:30 P.M. EST | via Zoom

To commemorate Bonifacio Day, the Philippine Consulate General in New York will hold a Virtual Poetry Slam night to highlight Andres Bonifacio’s penchant for writing poems about his love of country.

Poetry slams are a competitive form of high-energy spoken words where poets have 3 minutes to read their original poems without props, costumes or music. Their poems must revolve around the theme focusing on freedom, love of country or about Andres Bonifacio.

After performing, each poet receives scores (0-10) from 3 or 5 judges randomly selected from the audience. At the end of the slam, special awards will be given to the poets with the funniest, most relatable poems and who garnered the highest score.
MECHANICS / SLAM RULES
1. The poetry slam is open to all Fil-Am poets, especially members of Filipino school organizations/clubs in colleges/universities in US northeast. New readers and non-students who are part of the Filipino community are also welcome to join as long as they are willing to share their original work before a lively audience.
2. Pre-registration is required. Due to time constraints, available slots are limited to 8 readers.
3. All poems must be an original work of the poet reading them.
4. Time limit for each poem is 3 minutes, going beyond will disqualify the poet.
5. All poems must focus on the theme about freedom, love of country or about Andres Bonifacio.
6. No hate speech of any kind since the Philippine Consulate General strives to create an environment that is inclusive, safe, and fun, without degrading, mocking or threatening a person or group of people.
7. No profanity, violence and sexually explicit content
8. No props, no costume, no musical accompaniment
9. No need to memorize the poem.
Full Name (First & Last Name) *
Email Address *
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School Organization/Affiliation *
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The Zoom link to the event will be emailed to you separately. For more information about the event, please email newyorkpcg.cultural@dfa.gov.ph.
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